Judith Kitchen

Judith Kitchen is the author of five books: Perennials (poetry, Anhinga Press); Writing the World: Understanding William Stafford (criticism, Oregon State Univ. Press); Only the Dance (essays, Univ. of S. Carolina); Distance and Direction (essays, Coffee House Press), and The House on Eccles Road (novel, Graywolf Press) which was awarded the S. Mariella Gable Prize in fiction. A third book of nonfiction, Half in Shade, was published by Coffee House Press in Spring 2012. In addition, she has edited or co-edited three collections of nonfiction (In Short, In Brief, and Short Takes, all W. W. Norton) and, with Ted Kooser, an anthology,The Poets Guide to the Birds (Anhinga Press). 


ARTICLES FEATURING JUDITH

Brief Cases

"Brief Encounters" has left this reader grateful for its abundant gifts; grateful too that it doesn't overstay its welcome....


The Self as Sediment

Judith Kitchen’s book-length essay on cancer, memory, and liberation of losing oneself in death....


Why Genre Matters

The old question of genre just won't go away: Sven Birkerts, Judith Kitchen, Scott Nadelson, David Biespiel, and Dinah Lenney mix it up some more....

Why Genre Matters


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